Effective January 1, 2012, Arizona's minimum wage increased to $7.65 per hour, an increase of $0.30 per hour from the previous minimum wage. This increase applies to most Arizona employers.
In 2006, Arizona voters approved Proposition 202, which set a state minimum wage that is tied to fluctuations in the U.S. Department of Labor's Consumer Price Index. Before Proposition 202, Arizona did not have a state minimum wage, and instead the federal minimum wage - currently $7.25 per hour - applied to most Arizona employers. Based on the 3.8% increase in the CPI from August 2010 to August 2011, in October 2011, the Arizona Industrial Commission resolved to increase the minimum wage for calendar year 2012 by $0.30…You can find the full press release here. Included are links to the new labor poster from the Industrial Commission as well as contacts at Greenberg Traurig for further questions.